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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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Lionel Mobile Missile Launcher LIONEL TRAINS U.S. MARINES MOBILE MISSILE LAUNCHER No. 44

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U.S. Army Mobile Missle Launcher No. 44 Variation A

Lionel Mobile Missile LauncherThe Lionel U.S. Army Mobile Missle Launcher No. 44 was painted BLUE on a GRAY shell with WHITE lettering and a BLUE operator sitting at the control panel. It was available from 1959 until 1962.

No. 44 Box End

This engine came with Magnetraction, had a three position directional unit whose control lever was adjustable from the top of the body, Type IIF motor, RED light on the roof, and one solid die-cast coupler.
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Early versions had a problem with the clearance for the directional unit. To solve this problem Lionel cut a hole in the bottom of the chassis right beneath the unit. Early issues of this engine do not have this hole. There are two variations:
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Variation A: LIGHT GRAY missile launcher, and the operator is not painted.
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Variation B: DARK GRAY missile launcher, and the operator has both the face and the hands painted a FLESH color.
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Lionel issued this unit for use on O27 Guage track, but it will also operate on the larger radius curves of O Gauge track.
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No. 44-46 Envelope
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